HappySnapper

HappySnapper

Posted on 03/25/2016


Photo taken on March 25, 2016

1/320 f/5.6 106.0 mm ISO 320

Canon EOS 760D

EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS



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Our Legless Great Tit.

Our Legless Great Tit.
See sad story 14th March. Here is our little Great Tit with no legs, he sits in the bowl to feed. Somehow he is surviving and adapting to his disability.
UPDATE: 11th May. Last saw this little bird about 20th April, he may have retreated from the garden along with the others this time of year or has succumbed to his disability. Nothing would give me more cheer to see him return next Autumn.

Reg Pegg, Marije Aguillo, Roger (Grisly), Pam J and 3 other people have particularly liked this photo


11 comments - The latest ones
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
Incredible story. Happy to see that Great Tit has survived and adapted to his disability!
Lovely shots, Maurice !!!
2 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
Happy to know the Great Tit is still going strong.
2 years ago.
John Lawrence
John Lawrence
Fabulous follow up Maurice!
2 years ago.
Winscha
Winscha
incredible adaptation'' Ihope that this great tit survive!!
C'est le cadeau de Pâques
2 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Nice one :)
2 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
We are the weak ones Maurice... the Flora and Fauna have a different DNA... survive or die... makes for the strong urge and ability to survive.

Admired in ~ Wildlife In The Garden
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Sylvie Coeffic
Sylvie Coeffic
Poor Tit . :-)
2 years ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Nice catch mate, it looks to be in reasonable condition despite it's disability
2 years ago.
Meadowmom
Meadowmom
You did not mention what you are doing to keep him going...
2 years ago.
HappySnapper has replied to Meadowmom
Hello Laurie, To keep him going I have been maintaining the food supply of Sunflower hearts, Crushed peanut & Meal worm and I crush up bits of fat ball for him in the bowl. Problem is that the larger more dominant birds soon move in and take the food. I am not sure what will happen now that summer is closing in, these birds tend to move away from the gardens, but just in case he decides to stay I have been given a new design of feeder that would allow this bird to come to the bowl and prevent most of the other dominant birds from getting at the food. When I speak of dominant birds I mean Wood Pigeon, Dove & perhaps Starling.
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Marije Aguillo
Marije Aguillo
Encantadora toma. Feliz Pascua.
2 years ago.